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California dreaming

Currently spending some time in the beautiful California sunshine zipping around town and loving every single moment of it. I’m spending time chatting about business and life, with a beautiful and powerful woman, and I’m feeling totally in my element while we discuss the inner workings of her business and how it’s effecting her life.

Designing a business that helps you live the life you dream of is something I’m truly passionate about!

How is your business effecting your lifestyle.

If you’re stuck in a job you don’t like you have the option of quitting and starting a new job. However, when you’re running your own business and you suddenly realize it’s sucking all energy and happiness from you, it’s a bit harder to walk away. You’ve worked hard and long to get it to where it is today and there is no way you want to walk away. Owning your own business should allow you to live a life designed perfectly for you. You have more control over what you will do and not do in your business, unlike a job with someone telling you what to do.

How is your business effecting your life? Is it allowing you to do all the things you dream of doing? Is it soaking up all your time and you’re working 16 hour days?

Is your business making you happy deeper than you have the ability to work for yourself?

I’m having a fabulous time doing the things that bring me happiness in the fantastic city of San Francisco, and hope that it leads to bringing me even more pleasure!

Today, I surpassed my 2 month anniversary of being social media free! Today also marks the day that I’m excited about having it apart of my life again. You can find me on facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram, and now google+ as well. I know, I’m going full-force!

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creating your ideal life, living life with purpose and pleasure, life with purpose and passion

We spent 8 days bathing ourselves in the Canary Island morning sun, partaking in siesta by sleeping afternoons away under white cotton sheets, and enjoying evenings on our balcony while sipping Spanish wine listening to the waves wash against the rocks below. We reminisced about our past. We envisioned our future. He spoke lines to me from the latest novel he was reading and I lost myself in the ocean, daily. We dreamed of living a life by a tropical ocean, at least for a time.

Now, we’re back in gray cloudy Holland working side by side to welcome old friends into our new home and looking forward to reminiscing about the past with them while envisioning a bright future!
creating your ideal life, living life with purpose and pleasure, life with purpose and passion
canary island, canary island vacation, fuerteventura island
creating your ideal life, living life with purpose and pleasure, life with purpose and passion
creating your ideal life, living life with purpose and pleasure, life with purpose and passion
creating your ideal life, living life with purpose and pleasure, life with purpose and passion
canary island, canary island vacation, fuerteventura island
creating your ideal life, living life with purpose and pleasure, life with purpose and passion
creating your ideal life, living life with purpose and pleasure, life with purpose and passion
canary island, canary island vacation, fuerteventura island
creating your ideal life, living life with purpose and pleasure, life with purpose and passion
creating your ideal life, living life with purpose and pleasure, life with purpose and passion
canary island, canary island vacation, fuerteventura island
creating your ideal life, living life with purpose and pleasure, life with purpose and passion
canary island, canary island vacation, fuerteventura island
This is what I look like after spending multiple days at the beach and not wanting to style my hair. WILD!
creating your ideal life, living life with purpose and pleasure, life with purpose and passion

Travel Adventure | Barcelona

I just returned from 3 fabulous days in Barcelona with my love. The gorgeous sun and rain, delicious tapas, and moments spent together made our trip one to remember. Mister and I talked a lot about us and some very honest and shoot it straight conversations about where we’re headed. It was much needed.

Then yesterday I sat with wordpress open and a blank screen. Words that were floating around my head just wouldn’t come forward to write anything of importance, I felt like everything just wasn’t right. I try and write quality content every single time I press the publish button, but the past few days everything just seems scattered.

So while I’m running around preparing for this Friday’s Boudoir Party Experience in The Hague (today is the last day to sign up!), packaging albums and discs of images, and making sure I’m getting my required amount of water/sleep/food for my body I’m leaving you with a few images from Barcelona!

Travel Adventures: Tofino

This past weekend Mister and I headed to Tofino with some fabulous friends to do some storm watching and to do a whole lot of nothing. Tofino has always had a special place in my heart, and on this trip it was really instilled in me how much I love the ocean and how at peace I feel there. I was crawling up and over rocks checking out tidal pools and the creatures left behind, and taking photos to help me remember the beautiful landscape. Sigh, it seriously warms my heart just thinking of it.

As much as we wanted to do some storm watching, we didn’t see anything like that. We had some wind and rain, beautiful sunny weather the next, and then snow when we were leaving. But we had a fantastic time exploring, reading, surfing (boys only), and time spent eating and laughing.

Amish lent me his 45 tilt shift, and I couldn’t get enough of it, as you can tell by the photos. I had to keep on telling myself to take some normal photos, but I just loved how it added something to the photo.

Enjoy, and if you haven’t made it to Tofino yet, go! Now.
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Travel Adventures: Aussie! Pt. 3

I can’t believe it’s been a week already since we returned from our holiday, it feels like we never left and we dreamed it all. But even a week later I am still catching myself talking like an Aussie Native, laughing at my cravings for Tim Tams (I have a box on my desk that I’m dying to rip into), and longing for beautiful white sand and blue beaches.

I tried to keep a list while we were on holiday of the many things that took me for surprise while we were there, like how they shorten words.

Prezzie = Present
Sunnies = Sun glasses
Bathers = Bathing suit

But then, they have words that they like to keep long and formal, that I would feel like I’m in a Jane Austen novel while walking on the beach:

Beet Root = Beets
Fortnight = every 2 weeks
Reckon = count

They also love their footy and rugby, so instead of watching people play street hockey, you would find guys playing a game of either sport in the middle of the street or on the beach. I love how each country has their own culture.

I long to go back already, and thankfully the weather today is showing us some sun so I’m not so desperate to jump on a plane at the moment. But yesterday I was so I put together a video of some of the things we did while we were there as well as some of the culture. Enjoy!

Australia 2010 from Lesley Stefanski on Vimeo.